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Whittenberger Planetarium to host June public show

June 9, 2015

Explore the final frontier at The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium! The New Horizons mission and the summer solstice will be the lead topics when the planetarium hosts its next public show at 7 p.m. June 19 inside Boone Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. Learn what makes the first day of summer a unique day on Earth and get an update on the New Horizons mission.  New Horizons, which left Earth in 2006 en route to Pluto, was brought out of hibernation last winter and will fly by Pluto on July 14. Learn the current status of the mission as well as the constellations and planet locations for the month of June. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $2.50 for children ages 4-17.

Reservations are required, as space is limited, and may be made by calling Kinga Britschgi at (208) 459-5211. Free parking for Whittenberger Planetarium patrons is available in the lot between Boone Science Hall and Jewett Auditorium on the corner of 20th Avenue and Fillmore Street.  For more information, please visit

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. The C of I has a legacy of academic excellence, a winning athletics tradition and a history of producing successful graduates, including seven Rhodes Scholars and 14 Marshall, Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College’s beautiful, residential campus is located in Caldwell. Its distinctive PEAK Curriculum challenges students to attain competency in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field—empowering them to earn a major and three minors in four years. For more information, visit